The min-width Property in CSS

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We can define a fixed min-width for an element’s content box using CSS min-width property which does not allow the element’s content box to be narrower even if width is lesser than min-width.

Syntax

The syntax of CSS min-width property is as follows −

Selector {
   min-width: /*value*/
}

Example

Let’s see an example for CSS min-width property −

 Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>CSS min-width Property</title>
</head>
<style>
* {
   padding: 2px;
   margin:5px;
}
button {
   border-radius: 10px;
}
#containerDiv {
   width:70%;
   margin: 0 auto;
   padding:20px;
   background-image: linear-gradient(135deg, #dc3545 0%, #9599E2 100%);
   text-align: center;
   border-radius: 10px;
}
.contentDiv{
   min-width:200px;
   border: 1px solid black;
}
</style>
<body>
<div id="containerDiv">
<div class="contentDiv">
This is paragraph 1 with some dummy text.
</div>
<div class="contentDiv">
This is paragraph 2 with some dummy text.
</div>
<div class="contentDiv">
This is paragraph 2 with some dummy text.
</div>
<button onclick="add()" class="btn">Set minWidth</button>
</div>
<script>
function add() {
document.querySelectorAll('.contentDiv')[1].style.minWidth = "100%";
}
</script>
</body>
</html>

Output

Following is the output for above code −

Before clicking ‘Set minWidth’ button −

After clicking ‘Set minWidth’ button −

Example

Let’s see another example for the CSS min-width property −

 Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>CSS min-width Property</title>
</head>
<style>
* {
padding: 2px;
margin:5px;
}
button {
border-radius: 10px;
}
#containerDiv {
width:70%;
margin: 0 auto;
padding:20px;
background-image: linear-gradient(62deg, #fbab7e 0%, #f7ce68 100%);
text-align: center;
border-radius: 10px;
}
.contentDiv{
min-width:200px;
border: 1px solid black;
}
</style>
<body>
<div id="containerDiv">
<div class="contentDiv">
This is paragraph 1 with some dummy text.
</div>
<div class="contentDiv">
Lorem Text
</div>
<div class="contentDiv">
This is paragraph 3 with some dummy text.
</div>
<button onclick="add()" class="btn">Set minWidth</button>
</div>
<script>
function add() {
   var all = document.querySelectorAll('.contentDiv');
   for(var i=0; i<all.length; i++)
   all[i].style.minWidth = "100%";
}
</script>
</body>
</html>

Output

Following is the output for above code −

Before clicking ‘Set minWidth’ button −

After clicking ‘Set minWidth’ button −

raja
Published on 08-Jan-2020 14:53:16
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